Self-confessed killer gets reduced prison sentence in 2014 Trenton slaying

The man who shot and killed 24-year-old Jahmir Hall had his 10-year prison sentence recently reduced thanks to a lenient judiciary. Curtis J. Grier, 31, of Trenton, has been resentenced to seven years of incarceration for the 2014 slaying. He previously pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless manslaughter, admitting he fatally gunned Hall down about 12:30 … Read more →

Trenton man killed city man in 2014 to save his own skin

Curtis Grier was a God-fearing city man who went to church every Sunday. His parents told a judge they raised him to respect the law and his elders. His father is a retired corrections officer and his family is tight with retired Trenton police officers. Yet in June 2014, two hours after his family friend … Read more →

Admitted killer won’t take back guilty plea, to go forward with sentencing

Admitted killer Curtis Grier told a judge Wednesday he will not take back his guilty plea in the slaying of a city man after a “misunderstanding” between the judge and his defense attorney held up sentencing earlier this month. Free on $300,000 bail, Grier pleaded guilty this year to a lesser count of reckless manslaughter, … Read more →

Trenton man accused of murder gets 7 years on gun charge

Drug dealer Daniel McCargo flashed a smile toward the back of the courtroom as he was led out in handcuffs after being sent to prison for 7 years Friday on a gun charge, moments after the grandmother of a murder victim chastised him for playing a role in “destroying” her family’s life. McCargo, 30, was … Read more →

Bail upheld for alleged accomplice in Trenton murder

TRENTON >> The attorney for an admitted drug dealer charged as an accomplice to murder rhapsodized at a Tuesday bail hearing about injustice. But prosecutors needed only point to the man’s previous rap sheet in order to convince Judge Robert Billmeier to leave bail unchanged. Daniel McCargo, 29, who is being held on $300,000 cash-only … Read more →

Trenton homicide suspect rejected plea deal that could have freed him

TRENTON >> Prosecutors had offered a Trenton man charged with murder a plea deal that would have led to murder charges being dropped if he agreed to cooperate and testify against his co-defendant, The Trentonian has learned. The deal undermines Assistant Prosecutor Brian McCauley’s previous assertion after a status hearing earlier this year that Daniel … Read more →

Lawyer for Trenton murder suspect calls cash bail requirement “injustice”

The attorney for a city man charged with murder in the shooting death of 24-year-old Jahmar Hall said it’s an “injustice” her client remains jailed on a $300,000 cash-only bail while the alleged killer is at liberty awaiting trial. Daniel McCargo, 28, an alleged accomplice of Curtis Grier, has been held at the Mercer County … Read more →

Grand jury indicts two in April homicide

A Mercer County grand jury has returned a four-count indictment charging two suspected gangsters in the April shooting murder of Jahmir Hall. Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph L. Bocchini Jr. said Daniel McCargo and Curtis Grier, both 28, were indicted for murder and weapons offenses. McCargo also was charged with possession of the gun by a … Read more →

Police arrest two in connection with Jahmar Hall murder

Two city residents were arrested Saturday and later charged with murder in connection with the death of 24-year-old Jahmar Hall. Daniel Angel McCargo, 28, and Curtis J. Grier, 27, are each charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. McCargo is also charged with certain persons … Read more →

Curtis J. Grier

  • Arrested: April 21, 2014
  • Age: 27
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the April 19, 2014, death of Jahmir Hall.